Character components usually give clues for what the character means and how to pronounce the character. As with any language, the rules aren’t perfect, but they work the majority of the time. Although these components are not equivalents for English prefixes and suffixes, you may find it helpful to view them that way.
We put together a guide to introducing yourself in Mandarin for interviews. With a little help, you can prove just how talented you really are at this beautiful and challenging language.
Luckily, introductions for interviews aren’t all that complicated in Chinese. At least, not much more than they would be in English. So it won’t be hard for you to make a great first impression and set yourself apart from the rest of the candidates.
Prepositions are words that connect nouns, pronouns, adjectives and provide a way to understand the relationship between two words or sentence sections. The word or section that the preposition leads into is called the “object.”
Just using a few of these nine phrases will definitely help you practice your Mandarin and connect with native Chinese speakers, especially if you’re trying to make language learning pals on the internet.
In this Podcast, you will learn:
(i) How to refer to some things which make you fearful
(ii) To talk with others about trying to conquer such fears
Watching Chinese movies based on books allows you to delve into the labyrinth of Chinese pop culture through film. You’ll get a glimpse into the Chinese literary scene, while also meeting some of China’s top directors and stars.
When learning a language, it is important to combine extensive methods with intensive methods. Extensive methods rely on consuming a lot of relatively easily understood content and focusing on the general gist rather than nuance. When studying extensively, use context to learn new words or just quickly look them up and move on.
Speaking a language is essentially a behavior, and how do we learn behavior?
A lot of the time when we can’t seem to get pinyin right, it’s because we’re not shaping our mouths or using our tongues the same way that native speakers do.
Seeing and picturing the mouth movements of a fluent speaker is a visual lesson that everyone can use to get rid of English-speaking habits that challenge their progress.
Afraid to try out your Chinese pronunciation?
Some say that Mandarin Chinese is so hard to learn.
They say the phonetic system pushes you so far from your comfort zone that it makes pronunciation a nightmare.
Are you learning Mandarin? Do you want to learn some hip Chinese words popular on the internet, like “囧”? Do you know which Chinese word corresponds to “bump”? Curious?
Learning some popular hip Chinese words should make your Chinese more native and trendy.
All Chinese words have a tone of some sort. The Chinese language has four pronounced tones, which in pinyin are marked with a little symbol above the vowel to which they relate, and a short, less pronounced tone, called the ‘light tone’, which is given no tonal marker (see table below).Tone plays a very important role in the meaning of the characters. Different tones in pinyin will lead to different character and meaning of each Chinese word.